Hats off the to the creative Frankston High School crew for combining positive environmental action, education and citizen science. The Port Phillip EcoCentre team were thrilled to receive the following report:
Our school Eco Team were lucky enough to see a screening of your film BAYKEEPERS, after which we decided to do an investigation of Frankston Beach for nurdles. In the short time we were there we found hundreds. The Eco Team were very alarmed, only believing initially they might find a few rather than a lot.
The Eco Team conducted their ‘hunt’ scientifically, measuring out one-metre squared sample areas and spending 15 minutes at a time extracting nurdles from each area of sand. We found hundreds in our short investigation.
BAYKEEPERS is being presented at our school to students from Year 7 through to 10, and then a public viewing at 6pm. We will certainly share what we found with members of the audience. If in future there are any opportunities for us to cooperate in dealing with this issue in the Frankston area please let us know.
Way to go Frankston High! We’ll see you at Tuesday March 17 at the Frankston High School public screening of ‘Baykeepers’. This screening is in partnership with Frankston City Council. The Frankston Mayor will introduce the film and the Frankston High School students on the night. Members of the public can book tickets via this link https://